Foothills Church welcomes David McGinnis as the new Communications Director. David provides a brief background of his life experiences.
I was born in San Fernando, California. When the highway department decided to pave over our house, we moved to Northwest Washington. We lived on a 40 acre farm in Ferndale, Washington. After about five years, packed up and moved to Lyons, Oregon, by the Santiam River.
I accepted Christ at an early age, and kept active in youth group and Bible studies. I was interested in exploring a music ministry and chose Western Baptist College (now Corban University) in Salem, Oregon. It was at Western where I met my wife, traveled with a music team for three years representing the college and refocused my attention on psychology rather than music. In 1983, I graduated with a degree in Biblical counseling.
I accepted the position of Youth Pastor at Nooksack Valley Baptist Church (now Christ Church) in Nooksack, Washington. My wife and I served the church and community there for about five years before heading South to Salem, Oregon, where we built a house on a 3 acre property. I served as the worship pastor at Stayton First Baptist (now Foothills), and my wife taught at Corban University. We left Stayton First in 2000 to enter full time self-employment in my video production business — daVideo (now Capitol City Video.)
I try not to take it too personally, but many places I associate with tend to change their name after I leave.
One of our greatest joys was to bring home two incredibly precious children from India, Mariah Moshkan and Michaela Ghazal.
I enjoy playing guitar, writing songs, cartooning, photography, traveling, and a host of other things, but that’s enough for now.
As the communication director at Foothills, my desire is to ensure that the message of Jesus Christ and his saving work for us on the cross, is clearly communicated to all ages. I also desire to maintain clear lines of communication within the church family as they serve one another and reach out to the community with a message of love, acceptance and hope.